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THE TIMES OF POWER

France, 1985 (MIFF 1986)

Director: Elaine de Latour

An ethnographic film set In Niger. Chief Samna rules his province, governs palace life, arbitrates disputes. Today, colonial conquest, Islam and the birth of a nation make his power seem illusory. Between the Koran and the cult of the ancestors, Samna seeks an answer.

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